Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Release Wednesday + Giveaway!!

Everyone, please help me welcome my friend, the very, very talented DANELLE HARMON! Danelle is bringing back her wonderful books and I'm so lucky to have her here today as her launch begins! 
You can learn all about Danelle and her many novels at her WEBSITE
Or you can check out her Amazon Page
Be sure to leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for your choice of one e-copy of one of her books.

Thanks for being here today, Danelle!

 I would like to start off by extending a HUGE thank you 
to author Jennifer Jakes for hosting me on her blog today!  I have never done a blog, or even been a guest on anyone's blog, so this is truly an honor for me to be here.  I have been away from writing for a long time -- it's been ten years since my tenth, and last, book was published, and Jennifer has been instrumental in helping me launch my 
new e-career!  Hello, everyone


England, 1776: Lord Gareth de Montforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. When he takes a bullet for boldly thwarting a stagecoach robbery, he is stunned to discover that the beautiful young woman he has heroically rescued, Juliet Paige, is his deceased brother’s American fiancĂ©e, accompanied by her infant daughter. Despite his brother the duke's refusal to acknowledge Juliet, Gareth is determined to do right by the courageous woman who crossed an ocean to give her baby her rightful name. But Juliet is wary of marrying this black sheep aristocrat, even while she is hopelessly charmed by the dashing devil. Never has she met anyone who embraces life so thoroughly, who makes her laugh, who loves her so well. And, even when it seems the odds are against them, Juliet has absolute faith that Gareth will go beyond the call of duty, risking his life itself to give her and her daughter a home — and a love that will last
a lifetime. 

"Just what on earth are you doing, Lord Gareth?"

The way she said it made his cheeks warm with embarrassment. So he
was a pillock. Who cared? Instead, he gave her his most devastating
grin and said with cheerful earnestness, "Why, I have come to rescue
you, of course."

"Rescue me?"

"Surely you didn't think I'd allow Lucien to banish you into
obscurity, now, did you?"

"Well, I -  The duke didn't ban-"  She gave a disbelieving little
laugh and leaned out the window, grasping the blanket tightly at her
breasts. Her hair, caught in a long, dark braid, swung tantalizingly
out over her bosom. "Really, Lord Gareth. This is ... highly

"Yes, but the hour is late, and as it took me all day to find you, I
was feeling rather impatient. I do hope you'll forgive me for
resorting to such desperate measures. May I come in and talk?"

"Of course not! I - I cannot have a man in my bedroom!"

"Why not, my sweet?" He pushed aside a small, leafy twig in order to
see her better and grinned cajolingly up at her. "I had you in mine."

She shook her head, torn between what she wanted to do - and what she
ought to do. "Really, Lord Gareth ... your brother will never approve
of this. You should go home. After all, you're the son of a duke and
I'm just a - "

" - beautiful young woman with nowhere else to go. A beautiful young
woman who should be a part of my family. Now, do collect Charlotte
and your things, Miss Paige - I fear we must make haste, if we are to
marry before Lucien catches up to us."

"Marry?!" she cried, forgetting to whisper.

He gazed at her in blank, perfect innocence. "Well, yes, of course,"
he said, clinging to the branch as it dropped another few inches.
"Surely you don't think I'd be hanging out of a tree for anything
less, do you?"



  1. Love the blurb and adding to my TBR list! =)
    Happy Release Day!

  2. Beautiful covers! I love historical romances, sounds like a great read. Welcome to the e-world.

  3. Hi everyone, and thank you again, Jennifer, for hosting me today! Also, thank you, Linda, for adding The Wild One to your TBR list, and to you, too, Jackie! Kim Killion did the cover for this and the entire series ... she is so talented!

  4. So glad you're 'back', Danelle.LOL I love the Georgian period and can't wait to read your books. Thank goodness for epubbing, especailly for backlists. Luscious covers, BTW.

    1. I'm still figuring out how to do the blog-thing, Barbara! Your answer is below. :)

  5. Hi,ladies!!! And thanks again for being here today, Danelle! I've purchased THE WILD ONE and can't wait to start reading!

    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer! My very first e-reader is on its way to me right now and I can't wait to read your books, too! Tell me which one to start with! Hugs!

    2. Well, I guess it depends if you want a mountain man or a pirate! LOL But honestly, I have to say I Rafe of RAFE'S REDEMPTION, so I'd vote start with him ;)

  6. Thank you, Barbara! And here's a little secret about the cover for The Defiant One. The heroine, Lady Celsiana Blake, is an animal lover, and her dog is an elderly gun-dog named Freckles. Freckles is modelled after my own beloved German Shorthaired Pointer, Roscoe (1987-2002), who was an elderly dog when I wrote The Defiant One ... the German Shorthaired Pointer had not yet been developed as a breed in the 18th century, so I had to use a Spanish pointer (a breed that went into the development of the GSP) as a stand-in. In any case, that is my Roscoe who was "Freckles" in the book, and that is my Roscoe -- an actual picture of him -- who appears on the cover of The Defiant One! Many thanks to Kim Killion for working her magic on that wonderful cover!

  7. Welcome! The covers look great. The book sounds good.